By D Rajasekhar, PS Deepak Sankar, B Bhavana Singh, D Narendrakumar, Ananthakrishna, K Ramasundaram, D Bernardin Marina & V Chandana Deepthi
The authors are scientists and technicians at the Vessel Management Cell, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai. email@example.com . The article should be cited as Rajasekhar D, PS Deepak Sankar, B Bhavana Singh, D Narendrakumar, Ananthakrishna, K Ramasundaram, D Bernardin Marina & V Chandana Deepthi, 2019. Minimising shipborne emissions along the Indian Coast, Geography and You, 19(13): 20-25.
The 7,500 kms long Indian coastline is dotted with many major and minor ports. The temporal increase in the volume of cargo is also indicative of the rising emissions by ships which NIOT is trying to minimise using innovative strategies.
Alarming amounts of ships exhaust gases emitted worldwide forced the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to issue some restricted maritime legislation for reducing the adverse environmental impacts arising from such emissions. Consequently, ships emission reduction became one of the technical and economic challenges that the ship operators are facing. The present paper addresses the different strategies that can be used to reduce these emissions, especially nitrogen oxides and sulfur oxides. Applying one of those strategies is the matter of ship type...